|Smoke and Pyro-cumulus from the Kelley Fire in Central Idaho on Saturday Sept. 1 2013|
|Water Vapor Image 09/03/13 8 AM|
|500 MB analysis 09/03/13 6 AM|
|24-hour rainfall ending 6 AM CDT 09/03/2013|
|24-hour rainfall ending 6 AM 09/03/13|
The figure below is a radar computed Storm Total Precipitation for the past 24 hours or so. The most substantial amounts occurred vicinity of the Northwest Utah/Idaho border, where up to 2 inches or more was detected. Over Star Valley, beam blockage by the mountains between the Pocatello radar and us, resulted in an under detection of amounts.
The 500 MB forecast shows little overall change in the large scale pattern the next 3 days as the low off the Pacific Coast moves only slowly inland, maintaining the southerly flow of moisture across our area.
|500mb forecast Friday noon 09/06/2013|
|3 day precipitation forecast Tuesday morning to Friday morning 9/3-9/6 2013|
Here in Star Valley showers and thunderstorms will be a risk, mostly during the afternoon and evenings, the next several days.
Following is a graphic of the areas that have been affected by fires so far this year.
Once again Star Valley was free of significant fires Not the same can be said of the mountains of central Idaho!
As of Tuesday morning 9/3/13 much of the fire threat has been damped down by the recent precipitation.
The potential for more showers along with the higher humidities will have a positive effect on both Fire #15 Little Queens and #16 Kelly that have caused so much damage.